Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.
This week’s book beginning:
Aidyn Kelley is talented, ambitious, and ready for a more serious assignment than the fluff pieces she’s been getting as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. In her eagerness, she pushes too hard, earning herself the menial task of writing an obituary for an unremarkable woman who’s just entered hospice care. But there’s more to Clara Kip than meets the eye. The spirited septuagenarian may be dying, but she’s not quite ready to cash it in yet. Never one to shy away from an assignment herself, she can see that God brought the young reporter into her life for a reason. And if it’s a story Aidyn Kelley wants, that’s just what Mrs. Kip will give her—but she’s going to have to work for it.
I’ll tell ya, if that opening doesn’t grab you, read it anyway. I’m not done yet, and I have absolutely fallen in love with Mrs. Kip. She knows her time on earth is nearly done, but she reckons the Lord has put her where she is for a reason, and she’s going to make the most of the time she has left. She and Aidyn haven’t crossed paths yet in my reading, but I can’t wait to see their first meeting. My review will be up in a few days!
And what do you think? Would you pick up the book and get to know Mrs. Kip?
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.
This week’s prompt:
Have you ever switched reading genres? If so, why? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
Switched reading genres how? I mean, I read all sorts of things. My first picks are normally fantasy and cozy mystery, sure. But my reading range covers anything from thriller to police procedural to memoir to romance to historical fiction to chick lit. If the blurb grabs my attention, I’ll read it. I’ve never been one to really limit myself to a single genre.
So yes, I switch genres, just about every time I pick up a new book.
How about you? Do you stick to a favorite genre or do you mix it up?